For The Kia Ceed is great value for money, with lots of space, a high-quality cabin and plenty of kit for a very competitive price.
Against It’s not as good to drive as many European rivals, and the 1.6 petrol engine could be punchier and more refined.
What Car? says
The Kia Ceed can compete with the best hatchbacks in a number of areas, so it should definitely feature on your shortlist.
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There are 16 Kia Ceed versions available
Target Price team says:
Our favourite engine in the Ceed is the 126bhp 1.6-litre diesel. It pulls strongly, revs sweetly and is relaxed at motorway speeds. The 1.6 petrol doesn’t feel nearly as punchy as its 133bhp would suggest, and even the 201bhp 1.6 turbo GT version is brisk rather than genuinely fast.
There’s a wide range of trims available, so you can spec your car to be basic and cheap or fully tooled-up, with various degrees in between. Whichever model you go for, though, you’ll get air-con, front electric windows, central locking, an iPod-compatible CD stereo and Bluetooth connectivity at the very least.
Reader test team says:
The car itself is a great car. Mpg is good, drives smooth enough, gadgets are great. A few small niggles though. 1. The suspension is way too soft,…
Bought a nearly new Kia Ceed CRDI 1.6 Auto in April 2014. I needed to get a car quickly and decided to go for a Ceed out of a shortlist made of a…
Cabin is premium. Included on this car are: leather seats, heated seats, heated steering wheel, dual climate control, sat nav, reversing camera,…
Before purchasing the Kia I also tried the Ford Focus as a comparison and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the Ceed compared to the Ford.…